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Lady Bird – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Lady Bird is a surprise.  Arriving on the back of a near perfect Rotten Tomatoes score and a bundle of great reviews, it’s fair to say this usually isn’t my kinda of film.  What a surprise then that Lady Bird is a total joy to watch …

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The Dark Tower – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: The Dark Tower took a critical drubbing on it’s release – despite it’s literary pedigree and stellar cast – it didn’t land well.  It also came out within weeks of the vastly super adaptation of King’s IT.  Thing is it’s NOT as bad as you have …

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IT (2017) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Damn IT was scary.  Genuinely scary.  But those scares ONLY work because you believe & care for the Losers Club who are some of the most expertly drawn and directed characters I’ve seen on screen this year.  IT is a top notch King adaptation  (certainly Top …

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The Edge Of Seventeen – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Hailee Steinfeld has been an actress to watch since her breakout role in the Coen’s remake of True Grit.  And whilst she’s spent time in support roles, she more than shows here that she can carry a film and deliver enough charm and heat to win …

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Phil’s Top 5… Stephen King Adaptations

Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out:   Close but no cigar: The Running Man, The Stand, IT, Christine, Apt Pupil   5 – Carrie DePalma’s Carrie was a strong early King adaptation, based on …

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Phil’s Top 5… Summer Movie Seasons

In a new semi-regular feature each week Phil takes a lookout a different movie related Top Five… this time out: the best summer movie seasons (Post 1975). Close but no cigar: 1981 (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Stripes, Escape from New York), 1991 (Terminator 2, Boyz n the Hood), 1989 (Batman, …

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